One evening, Isaac took out a booklet of donation lucky draw tickets and asked my mother-in-law, "婆婆，你可以买我的Lucky Draw吗？” ("Grandma, can you buy some of my lucky draw tickets?")
"用华语讲." I said, waiting him to practise using his Chinese.
Joy piped in, trying to be helpful, "La¹ Key³ Draw¹."
Annoyed, I replied, "Saying the words Lucky Draw with the Chinese tones doesn't make it Chinese, ok? It is… it is… wait ah…"
*checks Google Translate app* "It is 幸运大抽奖 lah!" I declared proudly.
Hey, you have to give this father points for trying ok?